Wednesday 26 December 2007

Favourite and least favourite game names

I rashly criticised a few games recently for having unwieldy names. This is coming from an author of a game called Unangband: The Unnamed Angband: It Doesn't Have a Strapline Either.

What's your favourite game names? Your least favourite?

I'd have to go with S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl for not only being impossible to type and forcing me to look up how to spell Chernobyl every time I want to, but having the goddamn spawn of Cthulhu combination of two differing forms of punctuation sitting next to each other. It's an abomination for your eyes and Microsoft grammar checker.


Unknown said...

All this versions of Street Fighter.
Takes a lot of time to learn the real name of every version. Ex:

Street Fighter III 3rd Strike: Fight for the Future

Andrew Doull said...

Street Fighter also reuses most of the character line-up so retaining most of the title makes sense. Kinda.

Part 2: Is it wrong that I can spell Cthulhu without looking it up, but can't spell Chernobyl?